Chelsea submit offer for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall as Omari Hutchinson closes in on club-record move to Ipswich

Chelsea have made an offer for Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

The 25-year-old worked with new Blues boss Enzo Maresca at the King Power Stadium last season in what was a promotion-winning campaign for the Foxes.

Dewsbury-Hall was a key figure under Maresca last season and is also thought to have attracted interest from Brighton, though Chelsea have now made their move. No deal has yet been struck as talks continue.

Decision makers at Stamford Bridge are believed to have been impressed by the midfielder's development, with the player himself open to the move to Stamford Bridge.

Leeds youngster Archie Gray has also been considered by the London giants, with both the Elland Road club and the Foxes needing to make sales this summer.

Selling academy graduates represent 'pure profit' in the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability (PSR) framework, making it an attractive strategy for clubs looking to stay on track with financial rules.

Standard Sport also understands newly-promoted Ipswich Town have agreed a club-record £22.5m deal to sign Blues forward Omari Hutchinson.

The 20-year-old excelled on loan at Portman Road last season and was influential in helping them win promotion from the Championship.

Stuttgart had been interested in the Jamaican international but the Suffolk club had always been frontrunners.

Chelsea are set to sign Boca Juniors defender Aaron Anselmino (Getty Images)
Chelsea are set to sign Boca Juniors defender Aaron Anselmino (Getty Images)

Chelsea are also set to conclude the £17m signing of Boca Juniors centre-back, Aaron Anselmino.

The 19-year-old is expected to sign a six-year deal with the Blues before potentially joining sister club Strasbourg on loan.

Omari Kellyman and Marc Guiu of Aston Villa and Barcelona respectively are also set to join Chelsea as the club continue their commitment to signing young players.